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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

We hadn't booked anywhere to stay in Motueka after a day's kayaking around Abel Tasman and panicked a little bit, so gave this place a shot as it was on the main road and said they had vacancies. Turns out it was one of the best hostels we've stayed in! The woman at the reception was so lovely and made... More 

Thank chelseafleming
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016 via mobile

Stayed for three nights in this little yha hostel. The facilities (kitchen and bathroom) were very clean and seemed to be maintained and checked regularly. However, the kitchen seemed a little ill equipped and mismatched and there was no oven. The bedrooms were spacious but we found the beds were oddly arranged. As a couple we found it okay but... More 

Thank JessMack12
New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

I stayed one night and everything was nice and clean. The staff is very friendly and the kitchen is full of useful thing. It's close of the city centre (so if you came in bus it's very handy). For the price I paid (29 dollars in a room with 5 people) is more than I can imagine. I totally recommend... More 

Thank mecheverrialara
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

We stayed for two nights in a private room with an ensuite in the backpackers lodge at the rear of the property. Room was clean and comfy. Communal kitchen and lounge rooms were clean and tidy. Only negatives: 1. The room was a little bit stuffy and could do with a fan (as there are no windows in the room... More 

Thank Larsie_R
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Me and a friend stayed here for one night and enjoyed our evening there. We were greeted by a lovely couple who run the hostel shortly before reception closed. We paid a little extra and had a private room but it was still relatively cheap. The wifi in the hostel was free, showers were warm and the lounge/kitchen area had... More 

Thank Davebrannen8
Christchurch NZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Great facilities all-round. Clean rooms, toilets. Convenient laundry and kitchen . Great outdoors dining. Some visitors said was the best they had experienced in New Zealand. Central to Super market, cafes and transport. Friendly welcome. Convenient stepping stone for Abel Tasman National Park. Has an outdoor spa.

Thank Bikingroy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

I was looking for a place to relax before looking for a job again, and the Laughing Kiwi was perfect to me ! The facilities are clean, the showers are huge, the living room comfortable with sofas, there is even a fireplace for the cold time. My room (6 bed dorm) was spacious, the wifi is free and the people... More 

Thank MorganjaS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the laughing kiwi for 3 nights a few weeks ago. We loved it. We had three beds in a mixed 4 bed dorm. Beds were big and comfortable, with plenty of space not to hit your head as you sit up. Lots of plug points as they provide an extension cable. Free unlimited Internet. Washer and Dryer... More 

Thank Laurenhanah92
Cairns, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

We arrived and were given the key to our room, we got to it only to find the bed wasn't made up and the room not cleaned. I wish it had of been made up because the duvet underneath was disgusting, yellow and smelly and so were the pillows. We were moved to a made up room next door, the... More 

Thank James M
Kiwis01, Owner at Laughing Kiwi Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello James We are sorry to hear that you had such a terrible hostel experience. However, we feel that from the description you give of the hostel in your review, it could not have been the Laughing Kiwi in Motueka that you stayed. The reasons for this are as follows: We have looked through our bookings and arrivals and can... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Laughing Kiwi after our 4-day Abel Tasman Hike. What a great way to end our stay in Motueka! The private room was clean with a very comfy bed, and the onsite hot tub was amazing! The kitchen facilities were again very clean and well stocked. The only downside would be the fact that... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Laughing Kiwi, provides clean affordable accommodation in the heart of Motueka,close to supermarket, restaurants,shops etc. The Backpacker Lodge & Villa have Double, Double Ensuite, Twin & share room options available. All houses have well equipped kitchens, homely lounges & outdoor areas.FREE Wifi, Spa Pool & BBQ. The Laughing Kiwi Backpackers in Motueka, provides both hostel & motel type accommodation with FREE wifi. Just a short drive to the Abel Tasman National Park and a few minutes walk to supermarket, shops, cafes & banks. With its range of clean comfortable accommodation options, a great place to stay, to explore the Abel Tasman, Nelson and Golden Bay areas. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Laughing Kiwi Backpackers

Address: 310 High Street, Motueka 7120, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Motueka
Price Range: $40 - $49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Laughing Kiwi Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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